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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Paul and Allison travel under cover as sellers of what?
2. As he works to complete the attack on the Authority bobble generator, Wili is torn by what desire?
3. Della gives Mike information about what?
4. Why does Wili not tell Paul about his suspicions about Mike and Della?
5. Avery's fall back plan involves the use of what type of weapon?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Mike decide to embobble himself?
2. How does Della and Mike's relationship change while they are at Kaladze's camp?
3. Why does Kaladze say Wili should trust Mike?
4. What fears do Mike and Allison express when the group returns to Paul's home?
5. What major intelligence problem does the Authority face during the battle, and what does Della recommend to solve it?
6. Why does Paul decide to embobble himself?
7. Why does Wili embobble the tenement building during the hottest part of the day?
8. Why does Wili lose contact with Jill during the final approach to the embobbling position?
9. What happens during Della's attack on the pass?
10. How does Avery lose control over the situation early in the battle with the Tinkers?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The events after the chess tournament and at the tenement house spark the final conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority, exacerbating a disagreement that could have smoldered for a long time or fizzled into nothing.
1) Explain the Authority's motivations for intervening at the chess tournament. What were their long and short term goals in this action, and what consequences did they anticipate or fail to anticipate?
2) Discuss Wili's insistence on aiding those trapped at the tenement house. Explain his plan to help them and why he is willing and able to follow through on this dangerous plan.
3) Describe how the events surrounding the chess tournament hostages escalate the conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority.
4) Cite evidence from the novel to explain how the plot may have progressed differently had either Wili or the Authority acted differently at either of these junctions.
Essay Topic 2
Mike is torn in multiple directions throughout the novel, and ends up betraying those who trusted him multiple times. In the end, he is unable to live with the consequences of his actions, and has himself embobbled to avoid the scorn of those he has wronged.
1) Discuss Mike's personality traits and background, and how these characteristics affect his loyalty and moral bearing.
2) Describe the reasons that Mike had for working with the Authority to betray the bioscientists. How did Mike feel about this betrayal?
3) Discuss Mike's relationship with and eventual betrayal of Della. What conflicting feelings does Mike experience during this relationship?
4) Explain Mike's perception of himself, and how it changes throughout the course of the novel, eventually causing him to have himself embobbled.
Essay Topic 3
The Tinkers are a wide spread and loosely organized group that reveres Paul and his work. Although they suffer a significant blow during the events after the chess tournament, their actions as a group drive the plot of the second half of the novel.
1) Describe the Tinkers as a group, their organization, resources, philosophy, and goals.
2) Describe the relationship between the Authority and the Tinkers and discuss the reasons this relationship becomes stressed to the point of war.
3) Discuss some of the major aids that the Tinkers are able to provide to the average people of this setting, and describe the general attitude of those people towards the Tinkers.
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